13 Aug 2007

Carmel Budiardjo reviews John Roosa's new book, the 'most detailed and best-researched account of the events of 1965 ever written,' concluding that 'Anyone wishing to understand these events... would benefit hugely from reading this first-rate book.'

Tagged: Massacre, Literature, Political Prisoners, Political Analysis, Crimes Against Humanity, Suharto
31 May 2007
Biak to become a military base for Eastern Indonesia

The Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy in Papua, Elsham, fears for consequences of upgraded military presence in Biak.

Tagged: Freedom of Expression, Political Analysis, US, West Papua
9 May 2007

The screening of 'Passabe: What is the price of peace?' about East Timor massacre is a reminder of BAE Systems lack of accountability for fuelling the conflict, as the gigantic arms company holds its annual general meeting near Westminster.

Tagged: Arms Sales, Impunity, UK
14 Mar 2007

The article 'A Matter of Perspective', published on Feb 20, accused TAPOL, the London-based Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, of lacking credibility and perspective. The survivor of an attack by Indonesian police officers on a group of students in Abepura, West Papua, presents a different view.

Tagged: Arms Sales, Demonstrations, Security Forces, West Papua
27 Feb 2007

Kembang Kembang Genjer is one of a number of books published in the past few years which gives the opportunity to victims, in this case all of them women, to tell their stories. This book consists of thirteen chapters relating the experiences of women now in their 70s or 80s.

Tagged: 1965 massacres, Impunity, Literature, Political Prisoners, Victims and Survivors, Violence against Women
3 Jun 2003

As the war in Aceh enters its third week and military operations in the Central Highlands in Papua intensify, it is timely to put these developments into a broader context and take a look at the well-documented plans of the Indonesian armed forces, the TNI, to reassert their role in political and security affairs.

Tagged: Aceh, Laws and Regulations, Security Forces, West Papua